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from The Great Debate:

Helping Haiti: Stop the handouts

By Danielle Grace Warren
November 11, 2010

HAITI/

By Danielle Grace Warren
The opinions expressed are her own.

The people of Haiti have a name for the earthquake that rocked their country: Goudougoudou, an onomatopoetic creole nickname invented for the earthquake meant to emulate the sound of the earth rumbling, the buildings falling. There are numbers for it, too: 230,000 deaths, 59 aftershocks and 1.5 million people who remain displaced nearly a year later.

from Reuters Investigates:

Poor Haiti, again

October 26, 2010

By Pascal Fletcher

HAITI/ SPECIAL REPORTIf any country deserves the description "blighted", or a "blot on the conscience of the world", it is surely Haiti, that pocket of poverty lying in the blue Caribbean just two hours flying time from the richest country on the planet.

Haiti: Beyond the conventional redevelopment paradigm

By Alexander Vollebregt
March 31, 2010

Alexander Vollebregt-Alexander Vollebregt is Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology and Head of the Urban Emergencies Programme. The opinions expressed are his own.-

New algorithm holds promise for earthquake prediction

January 31, 2010

vuik-Professor Kees Vuik is a professor, and Mehfooz ur Rehman is a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology. The opinions expressed are their own.-

from The Great Debate:

Drawing humanitarian lessons from disasters

January 21, 2010

-- Diane Paul is Nonresident Senior Fellow on Natural Disasters and Human Rights, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement at The Brookings Institution. The views expressed are her own. --

from Rolfe Winkler:

In Haiti crisis, a lesson for investors, givers

January 17, 2010

Well-known to businessmen everywhere, but totally under-appreciated by investors, is the concept of working capital, the day-to-day operating cash flow that makes a business run. Turns out the Red Cross has a big working capital problem when it comes to text message donations. From Carrick Mollenkamp (WSJ), Americans pledge millions, but cash flow takes weeks:

from Tales from the Trail:

Helping Haiti: the nightmare scenario

January 14, 2010

QUAKE-HAITI/About the only thing that has gone right in the Haitian earthquake is the weather.